Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend $DIS, $TWX, $LGF The 1st 2 weekends of December are always quiet in terms of major releases as the studios gear up for the year-end deluge of Holiday titles. Disney and Pixar’s Coco stayed # 1 in its 3rd frame, taking in another $18.3-M and bringing the film’s […]

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M $DIS, $FOX, $AMZN Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake opened at speciality box office in NY and LA Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ also faring well in its debut at the specialty box office as awards season heats up. Nothing […]

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M $DIS, $TWX, $SNE Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour staring Gary Oldman opened to rave reviews in NYC and LA Pixar’s Coco is the latest title from the Disney (NYSE:DIS) animated empire to win the annual Thanksgiving box office, posting a 5-day debut of $71.2-M from 3,987 theaters to score […]

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder $TWX, $LFG, $VIA, $SNE The Superhero collapse is a major blow for the DC Extended Universe in North America, though it pulled in $185.5-M overseas for a global launch of $281.5-M. A small feel-good movie named Wonder stole the thunder with $27.1-M after galvanizing elementary school kids […]

Box Office: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Steams Past ‘Orient Express’ With $30-M

Box Office: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Steams Past ‘Orient Express’ With $30-M

Box Office: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Steams Past ‘Orient Express’ With $30-M $DIS, $FOXA, $VIA ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ tops overall with a 2nd frame take of $56.6-M, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ shine at the specialty box office. Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express, which took in $30-M and $28.2-M respectively, at the weekend provided a much-needed […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open $DIS, $IMAX, $AMZN, $LGF Sequel ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ DOA, while Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ soars at the specialty box office; globally, ‘Thor’ take $427-M worldwide. At a time  when many tentpole franchise movies have stalled Thor: Ragnarok is wielding nothing short of a Golden Hammer at the […]

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office:  ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX Jackie Chan’s ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ and ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ opened the Friday the 13th weekend alongside the horror film. In another win for the horror genre, the film is killin off the competition at the domestic box office for […]

Weinstein Accusers: Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow + 9 More

Weinstein Accusers: Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow + 9 More

Weinstein Accusers: Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow + 9 More Tuesday, actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie joined the ranks of women who say Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them as news of his alleged widespread abuse of women in Hollywood spreads. Harvey Weinstein reportedly harassed Ms. Paltrow at his hotel after hiring her for a lead […]

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M

Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Opens Light With $31.5-M $SNE, $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $HAS, $FDX Strong reviews plus an A-CinemaScore, had director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 sequel placing #1 on a soft movie-going weekend The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Y 1982 cult classic grossed $31.5-M from 4,058 theaters, a soft start for a movie that cost […]

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?) with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M $TWX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX According to the estimates Sunday, horror blockbuster It narrowly beat Kingsman: The Golden Circle and American Made starring Tom Cruise, with $17.3-M, compared to an estimated $17-M for the other 2 films. The official order will not be known until Monday morning when final weekend takes […]

Anti-Antifa Movie to Premiere at UC Berkeley

Anti-Antifa Movie to Premiere at UC Berkeley

Anti-Antifa Movie to Premiere at UC Berkeley ‘America Under Siege: Antifa’ will be shown for the 1st time at the event where conservatives are expected to gather for 4 days. Antifa, a group of organized Left-wing protesters whose name is derived from the anti-fascist movement, are the subject of a documentary film that is not […]

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $VIA Kingsman: The Golden Circle topped in NA at the weekend, grossing $39-M from 4,003 theaters, the sequel scored 1 of the best openings for September, as well as came in ahead of the first Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2-M). The big letdown was Warner Bros., […]

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA $VIA, $TWX, $CBS, $LGF ‘American Assassin’ beat ‘mother!’ that earned an F CinemaScore and marked the worst wide opening of Jennifer Lawrence’s career with $7.5-M. Director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ came DOA in it NA box-office debut, grossing an estimated $7.5-M from 2,368 theaters […]

Box Office: Steven King’s ‘It’ Takes in $117.2-M in US

Box Office: Steven King’s ‘It’ Takes in $117.2-M in US

Box Office: Steven King’s ‘It’ Takes in $117.2-M in US $TWX, $LGF ‘It’, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel shattered records, marking the biggest opening ever for a horror film But, ‘Home Again’ stalls, while Charlie Sheen drama ‘9/11′ is DOA New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ It, grossed $117.2-M from 4,103 theaters in […]

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA

Box Office: Ticket Sales Dive, New Offerings DOA $LGF, $TWX, $SNE None of the new offerings cleared more than $5-M, so holdover ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ beat ‘Leap’ and ‘The Birth of a Dragon’ to win the weekend with $10-M. Domestic box office revenue fell to its lowest level since the days following the 9/11 terrorist […]

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits, Taking $21.6-M

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits, Taking $21.6-M

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits, Taking $21.6-M $LGF.A, $TWX The domestic Summer box office continues to fall as Hollywood and theater owners endured the lowest-grossing weekend YTD. Hitman’s Bodyguard, a Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF.A) action comedy debuted to a better-than-expected $21.6-M from 3,377 theaters to Top the weekend box-office chart. Audiences gave the R-rated pic a B+ […]

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA

Box Office:’The Dark Tower’ Tops, ‘Detroit’ DOA $SNE,  $CMCSA, $FOX Overall, moviegoers ignored the new box-office offerings this weekend. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) The Dark Tower based on Stephen King’s fantasy novel series topped at # 1 with $19.5-M in North America Detroit, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, came DOA, grossing a mere $7.25-M at […]

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA $TWX, $IMAX, $CMCSA, $AMZN Director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk saw a better-than-expected $50.5-M domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film and a testament to nothing notable on the bills. Overseas, the film  impressed, earning $55.4-M from its 1st 46 markets […]

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $NFLX, $GS A spike in Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX) boosted the NAS Comp (QQQ) to a record high close Tuesday, while Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) pushed DJIA South as earnings take center stage on Wall Street. The NAS posted its 8 consecutive session of gainers, the […]

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America $SNE, $DIS, $AMZN, $LGF, $CMCSA Spidey has returned home in style. Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Marvel Studios’ reboot posts the 3rd-best opening of the year so far behind ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opened to $117-M from 4,348 […]

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M $DIS,  $TWX,  $LGF,  $CMCSA,  $SNE Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Cars 3 dominated the  North American box office at the weekend Mandy Moore shark thriller ’47 Meters Down’ beats the R-rated female comedy ‘Rough Night,”Wonder Woman’ approaches $600-M globally Cars 3 drove to […]

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M $TWX, $IMAX $DWA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $VIA Wonder Woman posted the Top North American film debut of all time for a female director, and launches the 1st major studio film franchise featuring a female superhero; overseas, the movie took in $122.5-M for a $223-M global debut. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed […]

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M $DIS, $VIA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $TWX Memorial Day revenue at the North American box office posted to its lowest marks in almost 20 years. Overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ from Disney (NYSE:DIS) posted a $208.4-M debut. Pirates of the […]

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M $DIS, $IMAX, $CMCSA The Superhero sequel has earned $427.6-M globally; elsewhere, TG teen drama ‘3 Generations’ and Julian Assange documentary ‘Risk’ both DOA at the specialty box office. For the 5th year running, a Superhero entry from Marvel and Disney (NYSE:DIS) has kicked off the […]

METAMORPHOSIS – Support The Latin American director Inspiring Many

METAMORPHOSIS – Support The Latin American director Inspiring Many

METAMORPHOSIS – Support The Latin American director Inspiring Many. Andres Irias left Honduras to pursue his dream in film making, he has directed short films like “Origin”, “Spellbound”, “Another Day at New York Film Academy” and the upcoming “Luna Rossa”. Honduras is a third world country in which poverty encompasses over 60% of its population and its […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX ‘The Circle,’ starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, comes in # 4 with $9.3-M; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts off overseas with $101-M a week ahead of its domestic debut. In an unexpected upset, How to Be a Latin […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M $CMCSA. $DIS DOA’s: ‘Unforgettable’ opening to $4.8-M, and ‘The Promise’ debuts to just $4.1-M after costing $100-M to make. Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) The Fate of the Furious beat at the North American box office, grossing $38.7-M in its 2nd frame for a 10-day domestic box office […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally $CMCSA, $AMZN, $FOX, $DWA, $DIS, $SNE The 8th installment in the franchise surpassed the previous worldwide record launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Universal’s Fast and the Furious, aka Furious 8, franchise is showing no signs of running out of gas […]

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M $SNE Beauty and the Beast’ at #2 is ready to pass the $1-B mark globally; ‘Going in Style,’ opened ahead of expectations. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Smurfs: The Lost Village bombed in its North American debut at the weekend with an estimated $14-M from 3,610 theaters, 1 […]

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $LGF ‘Beauty’ seeing $700-M worldwide as March revenue crosses a record $1-B in North America; elsewhere, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) space horror-thriller ‘Life’ loses gravity and Warner Bros.’ ‘CHIPS’ DOA. Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action remake of the classic Y […]

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF, $CBS Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6-M for a global take of $142.6-M, ‘Logan’ falls to # 2 as it pasted $150-M in the US and $430-M worldwide. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island debuted bigger than expected in […]

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally $FOX, $IMAX, $LGF, $CMCSA The Shack’ guides faith-based audiences; among Oscar winners, ‘Moonlight’ is shining after its best picture nod, enjoying its biggest weekend to date, as  ‘La La Land’ nears $400-M globally. Logan opened huge overseas, debuting to a near-record $152.5-M from 81 markets for a […]

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF ‘Rock Dog’ and ‘Collide,’ opened outside the Top 10; overseas, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ astounds in China with a record $94.3-M launch. Jordan Peele’s unique, race-conscious horror film Get Out peeled off an impressive $30.5-M debut at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend $CMCSA, $TWX, $LGF ‘The Great Wall’ crumbles in its US debut, and the psychological thriller ‘A Cure for Wellness’ was DOA. Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, was the biggest disappointment, considering it cost a hefty $150-M to produce and was supposed to […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA $CMSCA, $FOX, $SNE, $LGF, $AMZN, $VIA Gold’ is worst wide opening of Matthew McConaughey’s career in a leading role, ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ lead the pack of Oscar Best-Picture contenders enjoying a bump from the Statue Noms. A Dog’s Purpose came in behind […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M $CMCSA , $IMAX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $TWX Over this Inauguration Weekend ‘The Founder’ and ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ faltered, ‘Xander Cage’ won the foreign race with $50.5-M and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ crossee $1-B globally. Horror ruled the Inauguration Weekend domestic box office. […]

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $IMAX, $CBS ‘Hidden Figures’ easily wins the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend with $26-M, ‘La La Land’ enjoys a big Golden Globes bump and ‘Rogue One’ approaches $1-B world wide. Notably it is only the 2nd time in […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M $DIS, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally. Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open. […]

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost $DIS, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF Several titles launched Christmas Day, others are expanding nationwide, including ‘La La Land,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Live by Night’ and ’20th Century Women.’ Lucasfilm and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed an estimated $15-M on Saturday from […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA $DIS, $IMAX, $LGF, $VIA ‘Collateral Beauty’ came DOA, marking a career-worst for Will Smith,  ‘La La Land’ zooms into the Top 10, and is playing in just 200 theaters. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155-M in its domestic box office debut from […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M $DIS, $TWX, $AMZN, $LGF Disney Animation Studios’ (NYSE:DIS) Moana topped a relatively quiet weekend at the North American box office with $18.8-M from 3,875 theaters in its 3rd winning frame. The only new film opening nationwide was Paramount’s Office Christmas Party, an ensemble comedy earning […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M $DIS, $TWX, $FOX, $AMZN Fox Searchlight (NASDAQ:FOX) opened Jackie in five theaters to $275,000 for a per-screen average of $55,000. The film, starring Natalie Portman and is gathering awards buzz, was bought by Searchlight at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Fantastic Beasts and Where […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA $DIS, $FOX, $SNE  ‘Allied’ and ‘Bad Santa 2’ also opened over Thanksgiving to mixed returns. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Moana marked 1 of the best 5-day Thanksgiving showings of all time with $81.1-M from 3,875 theaters, enough to best holdover Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA $TWX, $DIS, $DWA, $VIA, $FOX, $SNE Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ and the Miles Teller boxing biopic ‘Bleed for This’ and R-rated teen drama ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ were DOA ‘Fantastic Beasts’ debuted to $143.3-M for a $218.3-M global launch. Warner Bros.’ a unit […]

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally $DIS, $IMAX, $DWA, $CMCSA, $FOX Doctor Strange opened to $85-M from 3,882 theaters at the North American box office, adding another franchise to the expanding Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) superhero universe and putting the movie’s early global total at $325.4-M. Overseas, the film […]

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M $SNE, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA Tom Cruise’s Never Go Back followed at #2 with $23-M from 3,780 theaters, in what box-office observers describe as a decent start. The horror prequel ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ opens with solid numbers, comedy ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’ DOA,  ‘Moonlight’ marks […]

Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut

Box Office:  Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut

Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut $TWX, $CMCSA, $FOX The film’s better-than-expected showing is a testament to Mr. Affleck’s star status; ‘Kevin Hart: What Now’ is also pulling in strong numbers,’Max Steel’ tanks and ‘The Birth of a Nation” tanks. Ben Affleck’s action-thriller The Accountant is headed for a better-than-expected $25-M debut […]

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M

Box Office: Tim Burton’s Dark ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Opens with $28.5-M $DIS, $LGF, $SNE Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’ opens to $20.6-M, Relativity’s 1st major release post-bankruptcy, ‘Masterminds,’ DOA, while Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ nationwide expansion uneventful. Tim Burton’s kid-friendly fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children opened to $28.5-M from 3,522 theaters at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M $AMZN, $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $SNE, $TWX Animated family offering ‘Storks’ places # 2 with a $21.8-M debut, ‘Queen of Katwe debuts at the specialty box office. Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven opened to $35-M from 3,674 theaters, placing # 1 in North America. Magnificent Seven […]

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame $TWX, $LGF Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s biographical drama Sully continues fly high in its 2nd weekend at the US box office. New openings, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, came in behind expectations with $9.7-M and $8.2-M, respectively. Oliver Stone’s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as […]

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1 $TWX, $IMAX, $SNE, $LGF Thriller ‘When the Bough Breaks’ bows in 2nd place with $15-M,  ‘The Disappointments Room,’  DOA. Clint Eastwood’s Sully launched over the weekend to $35.5-M from 3,525 theaters at the North American box office for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the top […]

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $TWX, $LGF In North America, Summer 2016 domestic revenue ends in unchanged from last year’s $4.48-B, thought attendance is down 3%. The victor of the weekend overseas was Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond. The sci-fi franchise installment topped the foreign chart with […]

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ + $22-M Debut Tops ‘Suicide Squad’ $TWX, $SNE, $CBS, $LGF Southside With You, chronicling US President Barack Hussein Obama and Michelle Robinson’s Obama 1st date, DOA, specialty title ‘Hell or High Water’ finding audience on expansion. Psychological horror-thriller Don’t Breathe posted $10-M Friday from 3,501 theaters Friday for a $22-M weekend […]

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’ $TWX, $LGF, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $CMCSA ‘Suicide Squad’ falls in its 2nd frame outing, as it approaches $500-M worldwide Sausage Party came in ahead of predictions to score the best opening for an R-rated comedy in at least a year with $33.6-M from 3,103 theaters. Originality paid off big […]

Box Office: Bad Reviews and Audience Reaction Hurts ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: Bad Reviews and Audience Reaction Hurts ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: Bad Reviews and Audience Reaction Hurts ‘Suicide Squad’ $TWX, $IMAX David Ayer’s Suicide Squad  opened to $135.1-M at the North American box office, but bad reviews and tepid audience reaction are taking a heavy toll. After taking in $65.1-M Friday, it looked like the Warner Bros.’ a unit of  Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) tentpole, playing […]

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M, ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M $CMCSA, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX Techno-thriller ‘Nerve’ hits with younger moviegoers, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘Hillary’s America’ approaches $9-M. Universal’s a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jason Bourne  topped the domestic box office with a strong $60-M from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of Summer […]

Box Office: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening

Box Office: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening

Box Office: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening $AMZN, $LGF Gerald Molen, the Academy Award winning producer of Schindler’s List, at a screening of a film slamming Hillary Clinton, compared conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to Oskar Schindler, the protagonist in the Steven Spielberg-directed film about a man who save Jews during the Holocaust. […]

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest

Wanda Group in Talks for Minority Viacom Interest $VIA, $CBS, $$AMC Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has held talks with Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIA) about acquiring a minority stake in its Paramount Pictures unit, according to 2 people familiar with the situation. Wanda’s interest adds new urgency to deliberations over Paramount’s future, […]

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M $CMCSA, $DIS, $FOX Family audiences cannot to get enough of animated family films about animals it seems. Zac Efron and Adam Devine’s ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ beat expectations with a $16.6-M domestic opening Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets debuted to […]

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend $DIS, $CMCSA Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ DOA in North America over the July 4th weekend, ‘Legend of Tarzan’ in trouble, ‘The Purge: Election Year’ rallies. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Finding Dory is the champ of the long holiday weekend at #1 in its 3rd frame. The weekend box office is […]

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically $DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA, $TWX Finding Dory posted the biggest North American box office opening ever for an animated film, action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ opened to a solid $34.5-M. 13 years after Finding Nemo hit theaters, Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) sequel Finding Dory made a record splash at […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’ $TWX, $CMCSA, $ATVI, $LGF, $VIA New Line and Warner Bros.’, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) spooky The Conjuring 2 easily beat big-budget video game adaptation Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 at the domestic box office this weekend with a $40.4-M debut from […]

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $SNE Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NASDAQ:VIA) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (TMNT2) easily won the domestic  box-office race over the weekend. The family-friendly film topped the box office chart with $35.3-M from 3,701 theaters, more than 46% behind the […]

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $AMZN Globally, ‘X-Men’ takes $265.8-M at the box office Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse won at the Memorial Day box-office, crushing Johnny Depp’s family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed $65.3-M for the 3-day weekend, putting its 4-day holiday […]

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN Disney (NYSE:DIS) dominated the weekend box-office chart between Captain America: Civil War taking $72.6-M domestically and $941-M worldwide, and The Jungle Book crossed the $800-M mark at the global box office. Civil War came in # 1 at the weekend with $84.2-M. Among the others: Neighbors 2: Sorority […]

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuted at $181.8-M Domestically

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuted at $181.8-M Domestically

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuted at $181.8-M Domestically $DIS The Superhero movie to become the 1st title of Y 2016 to cross $1-B, continuing Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) cinema domination Marvel Studios and Disney’s Captain America: Civil War launched to a mighty $181.8-M in North America at the weekend, launching the Summer box office, and […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences $DIS, $LGF When The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) executives Monday and pored over the weekend box-office returns, they were delighted +, as Jon Favreau’s  ‘The Jungle Book’ Scores Huge $103.6-M in its US debut, and took $291-M globally Favreau’s live-action/CGI hybrid lured all age groups, not […]